A Virginia businessman accused of taking thousands of dollars from customers but failing to deliver medical equipment to them is facing more charges.
A News4 consumer investigation found dozens of cases against Access Mobility owner Jim Clore filed in civil courts throughout Virginia dating to 2009.
Clore appeared in court in Spotsylvania County Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
“It’s just a small business disaster,” he told News4. “It was never intentional. I never took anybody's money with the intent of defrauding them or anything like that.”
Clore said the business is closed and he's working other jobs to earn money so he can pay his customers back.
“My heart is broken,” he said. “I don't sleep at night. Honestly. This is a terrible, terrible situation.”
Two of Clore’s customers, Molly Harned and Kumyon Morris, said they don't believe Clore will ever really pay them back.
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“Lie, lie, lie,” Morris said. “So much going on; so many people he cheated.”
“This has been going on over and over and over for years, so I don't think he's very honest about that,” Harned said.
Clore waived his preliminary hearing on two felony charges, which means a grand jury will now decide whether the case moves forward.
Just moments after walking into the courthouse, Clore was handcuffed by deputies and picked up on three outstanding warrants — two out of Westmoreland County for similar charges and another out of Montgomery County, Maryland, involving a woman who says she paid Clore $3,500 for a ceiling lift he never delivered.